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E+ID Students, Graduates Among Recipients of 2017 ‘Excellence Awards’ from Society of Interior Designers

Four Chaminade University Environmental + Interior Design (E+ID) students and two graduates of the program were among the winners of “2017 Design Excellence Awards” presented by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Receiving an Award of Merit were students Gerlie Valdez and Petrice Goto for their design of the Pantawan Arts & Learning Center in the Philippines, and Nicolle Soriano for a classroom renovation project at Holy Nativity School in Honolulu. In addition, student McKenna Makizuru won an Award of Honor for her design work on Kawailoa Village, a community residence for homeless youth....

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Dr. Mary Hattori Named Director of Campus Center for Teaching and Learning

Mary Hattori is the new director of Chaminade University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The center develops and implements programs supporting faculty development opportunities and enriched learning environments for students. “Hiring Dr. Hattori is the latest example of Chaminade’s commitment to innovation across all divisions and schools,” Provost Helen Whippy said. “She has a wealth of academic and technological experience and therefore makes an excellent addition to our campus `ohana.” As CTL Director, Hattori is responsible for the center’s day-to-day operations. She promotes best practices in pedagogy and instructional technology, all designed to meet the needs of students...

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Teacher Candidates Explore Hawaii Military History Through Partnership with Pacific Aviation Museum

Under a new partnership, the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is helping preservice teachers at Chaminade University gain a greater understanding of Hawaii’s military history so they can share this knowledge with students. The future teachers are accessing the museum’s non-formal education resources that will eventually reinforce and expand formal classroom instruction in local schools. This includes materials from museum STEM camps, which integrate science and history for children as they explore aviation topics such as weather and atmosphere, flight planning and flight physiology. The preservice teachers are also gathering information by visiting other Pearl Harbor historic sites, including...

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Religious Studies Professor Examines Ancient, Recovered Writings to Explore Life’s Big Questions

If God forgives all humans who repent their sins, would God forgive a repentant Satan? And since Christians are commanded to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” should people in some way love the Devil and other spiritual opponents? These profound questions are explored by Dr. Peter Steiger, a Chaminade University Associate Professor of Religious Studies, as he researches the ancient manuscripts of Didymus the Blind, an early Christian teacher who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, during the 4th Century. This controversial theologian is the subject of Dr. Steiger’s academic paper – “(No) Sympathy for the...

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Educational Coalition Honors Chaminade with ‘Engaged Campus Award’ for Service-Learning

Campus Compact, a coalition of nearly 1,100 educational institutions, presented the 2017 “Western Region Engaged Campus Award” to Chaminade University in recognition of its commitment to the public good. The award ceremony highlighted Chaminade’s meaningful community partnerships and service-learning projects. “As a Catholic and Marianist university, Chaminade integrates service-learning throughout its curriculum,” pointed out Vice President for Mission and Rector Bro. Edward Brink, S.M. “These off-campus and on-campus projects not only promote the greater good, they help students prepare for successful careers and a lifetime of service.” The award was in keeping with Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Action Statement, which...

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